10 Minute Tip: After trimming the backing to size for your quilt, cut the leftovers into usable size pieces and store them accordingly. I put the large yardage in the bin with large pieces for future borders or smaller backings. I store the trimmed strips with my strips. I color code my strip in boxes according to strip width. This way the scraps are ready to use and I won't have to go searching for them!
I do this with my batting leftovers as well. The larger pieces I will piece together to use for future quilts and the smaller pieces will be used for small projects such as mug rugs or journal covers.
This way I won't have to trim them up later, they will be ready to go!
I would love to hear any suggestions you might have on how you handle leftover backing and batting pieces.
Enjoy every stitch!